- Uganda's Lord Resistance Army (LRA) has been rocked with squabbles and splits, with some commanders willing to surrender.
Three commanders of the rebel movement led by Joseph Kony [self-proclaim believer of the ten commandments] had surrendered to the Sudan People's Liberation Movement.
Their surrender resulted after they fell apart with Kony and his Deputy Commander, Vincent Otti, over the ongoing peace talks in the South Sudan capital of Juba. For over a year and a half, the government of Uganda and LRA have been holding peace talks in Juba.
It is reported that many LRA members are on the verge of desserting the rebel movement bent accused of committing grave human rights violations, war crimes and crimes against humanity.
An Operations Commander of LRA [Opiyo Makasi] who had surrendered himself to the United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC) at the beginning of October, is waiting to be handed over to the Ugandan government.
Uganda's Charge d'Affairs in the DRC, Charles Wagaba, has filed an urgent appeal to Congolese authorities to allow him to visit the deserted LRA commander.
Wagaba thought there might have been consultation within the DRC government over the issue.
The deserted warlord has been accused of launching violent attacks against innocent civilians in Uganda's northern districts in 2004. He was also accused of targeting to shatter the displaced camps in Gulu and Pader.
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